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Jenny White

Boston University

Jenny White is a professor at Stockholm University’s Institute for Turkish Studies. At the time of filming, she was a professor of anthropology at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and has served on the board of the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (Princeton University Press, 2013); Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey (Routledge, 2004); and Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (University of Washington Press, 2002). She lectures internationally on topics ranging from political Islam and nationalism to ethnic identity and gender issues.

White’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
Empire, Republic, Democracy: Turkey’s Past and Future

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